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New model trains for the week of March 3, 2015

New model railroad products from Athearn, MTH Electric Trains, Rapido Trains, and more!
HO scale locomotives
Electro-Motive Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. Canadian National (North America scheme with Grand Trunk Western reporting marks), Illinois Central (black), Milwaukee Road (Hiawatha scheme), Missouri Pacific (Jenks Blue with screaming eagle), Soo Line (red and white), and Union Pacific (modern scheme). Four road numbers per scheme. Road-number-specific details, wire grab irons, and see-through dynamic brake and radiator fans. Direct-current model with 8- and 9-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $134.98; with RTR Sound by SoundTraxx, $184.98. December 2016. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone steam locomotive
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone steam locomotive
Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone steam locomotive. Class M-3 with Elesco feedwater heater and class M-4 with Worthington feedwater heater. Two road numbers per body style. Die-cast metal construction with constant voltage light-emitting diode lighting, 28 Digital Command Control features (more if operated with Digital Command System), and five-pole skew-wound motor. With DCS/DCC-compatible Proto-Sound 3.0, $599.95. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
MTH Electric Trains HO scale Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive
Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 diesel locomotive. Union Pacific, BNSF Ry. (post-2005 scheme), Canadian National, Conrail, CSX (yellow, blue, and gray), Indiana Rail Road, Long Island Rail Road, Maryland Midland, New York & Atlantic Ry. (two road numbers), Norfolk Southern, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, and Southern Pacific (speed lettering). Three numbers per scheme unless noted. Prototype-specific fuel tank and body style, five-pole skew-wound motor, and Kadee couplers. Direct-current models $129.95; with Digital Command System/Digital Command Control-compatible Proto-Sound 3.0, $199.95. Ready-2-Rail line. MTH Electric Trains, 410-381-2580, www.mthhotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale modernized Electro-Motive Division FL9 diesel locomotive
Rapido Trains HO scale modernized Electro-Motive Division FL9 diesel locomotive
Modernized Electro-Motive Division FL9 diesel locomotive. Amtrak (phase 3 in three road numbers), ConnDOT (New York, New Haven & Hartford), Maine Eastern (two numbers), Metro North Commuter RR (New York Central and silver-and-blue schemes in two numbers each; silver, blue, and red scheme). Four numbers per scheme unless noted; also available undecorated. Five-pole skew-wound motor, etched-metal no-warp grills, and Macdonald-Cartier metal couplers. Direct-current model with 21-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $249.95; with dual-mode sound decoder, $349.95. First quarter 2017. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
Rapido Trains HO scale modernized General Motors Diesel Division GMD-1A and GMD-1B diesel locomotives
Rapido Trains HO scale modernized General Motors Diesel Division GMD-1A and GMD-1B diesel locomotives
Modernized General Motors Diesel Division GMD-1A and GMD-1B diesel locomotives. Canadian National (sergeant stripes scheme). GMD-1A in six road numbers, GMD-1B in 12 road numbers (six each in 1400 to 1423- and 1430 to 1444-series). Undecorated 1400-series GMD-1B also available. Die-cast metal chassis, five-pole skew-wound motor, and Macdonald-Cartier metal couplers. Direct-current model with 21-pin socket for Digital Command Control decoder, $249.95; with dual-mode sound decoder, $349.95. Late 2016. Rapido Trains, 905-474-3314, www.rapidotrains.com
HO scale freight cars
40-foot pickle car. Bloch & Guggenheimer Food Inc., Budlong Pickle Co., Green Bay Food Co., National Fruit Product Co., Richter Vinegar Corp., Squire Dingee Co., Soo Line, and Western Food Products. Three road numbers per scheme. Body-mounted McHenry scale couplers, RP-25 contour metal wheelsets, and turnbuckles. $27.98. December 2016. Ready-to-Roll. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Single-sheathed boxcar. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Canadian Pacific; Great Northern; Rock Island; Soo Line; and Southern Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. Injection-molded plastic body with separately applied brake wheel, metal wheelsets, and McHenry scale couplers. $23.98. December 2016. Roundhouse line. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
HO scale details and accessories
40-foot Fruehauf Z-Van trailer. Boston & Maine, Burlington Northern, Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific, Rock Island, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Vermont Ry. Three trailer numbers per scheme. Printed mud flaps and rolling vinyl tires. $24.98. December 2016. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Freightliner tractors. Owner/operator: Black and purple; blue and purple; silver and green; white and orange; white and purple; and white, orange, and brown. Detailed cab interior with separately applied steering wheel, vinyl tires, and clear window glazing. Two- and three-axle versions. $19.98 each. December 2016. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Assorted detail parts. Air dryer filter (6” and 8” diameter, $3.95 each), Alco brake chain guide ($6.50), Alco angle- and horizontal-mount coolers, cab lights (hollow), dual fuel filter ($5), emergency fuel cutoff, Leslie RS5R24 air horn, Nathan air horns (K3LAR2, K3LAR2 with raised base, K5LR23, K5LR2, K5LR3, K5HR2), oil filter (6”), and single fuel filter. Lost wax brass castings. $4.50 each unless noted. Cal Scale line. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, www.bowser-trains.com
N scale freight cars
Pullman-Standard 60-foot auto parts boxcar. Burlington Northern; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (pre-merger green); Louisville & Nashville; Norfolk & Western; Southern Ry.; Union Pacific; and Western Pacific. Three road numbers per scheme. Photo-etched stirrup steps, 100-ton roller-bearing trucks with extended drawbar, and metal wheelsets. $25.98. December 2016. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com

Pullman-Standard PS-2 2,600-cubic-foot-capacity covered hoppers. Burlington Northern (gray with reporting marks only), Chicago & North Western (gray), CSX (Chesapeake & Ohio and Chessie System patchouts), GLNX Corp., Seaboard System (Monon patchout), and Wheeling & Lake Erie (Erie Lackawanna patchout). Three road numbers per scheme. Etched-metal running boards, wire running board grab irons, and McHenry couplers. $24.98. December 2016. Athearn Trains, 800-338-4639, www.athearn.com
N scale details and accessories
Code 55 curveable tie sections. Molded in dark brown high-impact styrene. Self-gauging. Rail not included. Six 12” sections, $9.85; 50 12” sections, $46.18. Central Valley Model Works, 805-489-8586, www.cvmw.com
Electronics/controls
Retro-fit sound kit. For Bowser HO scale General Motors Diesel Division SD40-2 diesel locomotive. Includes ESU LokSound Select decoder, speaker, speaker housing, and plug. $110. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, www.bowser-trains.com
Miscellaneous
Plastic utility box. 7/8” x 1-5/8” x 6”. Snap lid. Six pack, $6.95. Bowser Manufacturing Co. Inc., 570-368-2379, www.bowser-trains.com

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